We work to provide the residents of Aurora with the highest quality, comprehensive solid waste program and to address increasing amounts of refuse, rising collection and disposal costs, legislative restrictions, and growing environmental concerns.
Residential Collection Services
Refuse, yard waste and curbside recycling service is provided once a week for each residence. The City is divided into 5 sections. Your pick up day depends on the section in which you reside. All waste and recyclables are scheduled to be picked up on the same day. However, depending on volume, unbundled brush or yard waste may be a day late.
Refuse and yard waste collection is a volume based user fee (sticker) program. Residents are required to properly attach a waste sticker to each 32 gallon garbage can or bag set out for collection. Large items and bulk items require 1 sticker per item. Stickers can be purchased at most grocery and hardware stores, at Republic Services or at City Hall for a cost of $2.75 each.
If one of the following holidays falls on your scheduled collection day (visit MyPlace or download the garbage pick-up map (PDF) for information on your scheduled pick-up day), your collection and all subsequent collections that week will be delayed by 1 day: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Note that if the holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on Friday; if the holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on Monday. Your garbage pickup will be affected by the day the holiday is observed on.